April 10, 2018

Congresswoman Martha Roby (AL-2) recently visited Ben E. Keith Foods in Elba, AL where she was presented with the 2018 IFDA Thomas Jefferson Award. During each Congress, IFDA presents this award to Senators and Members of Congress who demonstrate, through their voting record, a commitment to increasing economic opportunity and reducing government regulation. The 2018 award is based on votes during the 115th Congress on issues critical to the health of the foodservice distribution industry and the nation's overall economy.

During the facility tour, Ben E. Keith employees and Rep. Roby discussed a number of issues critical to foodservice distributors including the positive impact of tax reform on their business.

"We commend the winners of the 2018 Thomas Jefferson award for standing true to the ideals of Thomas Jefferson by working to protect America's businesses and reducing the involvement of government in our economy," said Mark Allen, IFDA President and CEO. "Our nation faces a number of critical challenges and the Thomas Jefferson Award recipients have answered the call to help our nation to prosper."

Rep Roby TJ Award
l-r Scott Davison, General Manager, Ben E. Keith Foods - Elba Division, Rep. Martha Roby, and Chris Lewis, VP, Multi Unit Accounts, Ben E. Keith Foods

IFDA is happy to assist IFDA members in setting up visits with your elected officials. Please contact IFDA at (703) 532-9400 and ask to be connected with IFDA Government Relations.